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Visible Islam in Modern Turkey

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Visible Islam in Modern Turkey presents a rich panorama of Islamic practices in today's Turkey. The authors, one a Muslim and one a Christian, introduce readers to Turkish Islamic piety and observances. The book is also a model for Muslims, for it interprets the foundations of Islam to the modern mind and shows the relevance of Turkish Islamic practices to modern society. Packed with data and insights, it appeals to a variety of circles, both secular and traditional.



Auteur

ADIL ÖZDEMIR is a Member of the Faculty, Department of Basic Islamic Disciplines, Theological School, Dokuz Eylül, Izmir, Turkey. He served in Turkey's Department of Religious Affairs as a local religious functionary for four years before his academic career. In 1979-80 he won a scholarship to study at Al-Azhar University in Cairo. In 1986-87 Adil was a visiting scholar at Harvard University's Center for the Study of World Religions. Then in 1994-95, as an interpreter of Islam, he was invited to tour several seminaries of the United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ in the USA.

KENNETH FRANK is a missionary of the Common Global Ministries Board of the United Church of Christ/Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the USA. He has had extensive cross-cultural experience, including eight years of educational work in Zambia in the 1970s and in Turkey since 1982. He is currently serving as a mathematics instructor at the Izmir Amerikan Lisesi (American Collegiate Institute) in Izmir, Turkey.



Contenu

Foreword by Annemarie Schimmel Preface PART ONE: THE BACKGROUND Introduction Notes of Methods The Present Juncture in the Spiritual Journey of Muslims in Turkey A Brief Faith History of Islam PART TWO: A PORTRAYAL OF WORSHIP IN TURKEY Expressions of Faith and Identity The Religious Orders Fasting and The Breaking of The Fast Holiday The Funeral Prayer and Burial The Call to Prayer The Pilgrimage Almsgiving and The Animal Offering The Sacrament of Prayer Cleanliness and Purity Mosques and Architecture Religious Functionaries PART THREE: CONCLUSION Appendices Glossary Works Consulted Index

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Titre: Visible Islam in Modern Turkey
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780230286894
Protection contre la copie numérique: filigrane numérique
Format: eBook (pdf)
Producteur: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Genre: Religion, théologie
nombre de pages: 259
Parution: 21.06.2000
Taille de fichier: 3.7 MB

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